The Mt. Vernon Minute

College and Careers Newsletter

Volume 1 Issue 2

I hope this week finds you healthy and happy! Please let me know if you have any questions about anything in this newsletter. Have a great weekend!!

What are Career Clusters?

Career Clusters are groupings of occupations that require similar skills or training. Every career imaginable can be separated into 1 of the 16 Career Clusters. Each week we will be exploring one of those clusters and looking at possible career opportunities within that cluster.
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Career Cluster Spotlight

This week's Career Cluster Spotlight is the Manufacturing Cluster . Most everyone knows someone who has a career in some part of manufacturing. These careers help us to get products to our homes that help make our daily lives easier. Let's take a look at some of the career opportunities in the Manufacturing Cluster!
Manufacturing Career Overview | Career Cluster / Industry Video Series

Wildcat Workforce

Check out these graduates of MVHS in the Manufacturing Career Cluster:

Maintenance Supervisor

Senior Regional Process Lead - North America

Employability Skills - Everybody needs them!

This week's Employability Skill is Perseverance. Check out this short movie. Never give up!
Never Give Up, Traditional Cheese Shop.

Do you know what the freshman academy is?

Here is what the teachers from the MVHS Freshman Academy had to say:

The Freshman Academy is a yearlong program providing instruction in Algebra I, English 9, and Geography/History of the World. To facilitate increased familiarity, engagement and success, incoming freshmen are connected with a select team of teachers who work collaboratively and use instructional strategies to specifically address students' individual needs. As part of the Academy, students will attend shortened block classes daily with peers who have similar class schedules and teachers. It is the mission of the Freshman Academy to allow for a smooth(er) transition into high school while meeting the rigorous standards implemented at Mount Vernon Senior High School. The Academy is designed to provide a solid foundation for future academic success in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Social Studies. Freshman Academy students, based on their performance within the Academy, along with recommendation of the teacher(s) and guidance counselor(s), have the option of pursuing Honors courses and programs, in subsequent schedules, if desired. The program provides the traditional ninth grade curriculum that meets both state and district standards. Academy teachers are committed to fostering a personal learning community while establishing relevance and relationships within each academic area.


Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

SICTC Overview

21st Century Scholars

21st Century Scholars is an early-college promise program designed to help ensure that every Hoosier student can afford the opportunity provided by a college education. There are eligibility requirements, but students who are accepted and follow the program are eligible for 100% of their tuition costs at an Indiana state school of their choice! Enrollment occurs in either 7th or 8th grade, but must be completed by June 30th of their 8th grade year. Enrollment is easy! Please reach out if you need help getting your student enrolled!
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Learn More Indiana

Learn More Indiana webpage is a 1-stop shop resource for students and their parents. From this website you can begin to plan your career, prepare for college and map out your costs. Visit the site to see all that they offer!
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Laura Kuhn

Career and Technical Education Coordinator